Tom Ricketts and his family will be formally introduced Friday during a press conference at Wrigley Field that begins at 11:00am C.S.T. WGN TV, Comcast SportsNet and CLTV will carry the press conference live as Mr. Ricketts addresses the media for the first time as the Chairman of the Board of the Chicago National League Ball Club.
Updated – 10:18am C.S.T. – With Information from NPR The Ricketts Family officially took over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Tom Ricketts will serve as board chairman and released the following statement after the sale closed on Tuesday.
“My family and I are thrilled that this day has finally come and we thank Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball owners for approving our ownership. Now we will go to work building the championship tradition that all Cubs fans so richly deserve.
It’s fitting that this closing takes place during World Series week. Out of respect for the Fall Classic, and at the league’s request, we will wait to introduce ourselves to the media and fans until this Friday, a travel day in the series between the Phillies and the Yankees.”
Tom Ricketts is scheduled to join Boers and Bernstein on 670 The Score Friday afternoon at 3:30pm C.S.T.
Friday, October 30, 2009 is a new beginning for the Chicago Cubs and hopefully Mr. Ricketts’ statement will be realized.
Update – NPR sent the CCO an email about their interview on Saturday morning with Tom Ricketts. The exclusive interview will air Saturday morning at 9:00am on NPR News’ Weekend Edition and the full audio will be available at 10:00am at NPR.org.